I am 26 years old and started in this business this year. So far things are going great, great accounts, good money. But already, at age 26 and only working in this business for 6 months, I am showing signs of repetitive stress injuries. I have morning stiffness in my knees, tennis elbow from using the trimmer, carpal tunnel in both wrists from the vibration of the equipment. Also lower back pain and sharp pains in my hands, possibly arthritis? Is this just a part of the business that I will have to get used to or is there something that can be done about it. I currently own a Shinadiawa Trimmer with an anti-vib system built in. I use anti-vib gloves. I wear special braces when I sleep for the carpal tunnel. What else can be done? My business is successful, we've reached all our 1 year goals in less than 6 months but I find myself thinking of ways out because I don't want to feel like a crippled old man at at 40. How do you old timers do it?